Will Stute is a first chair trial lawyer and business advisor who is nationally recognized for wins in the biggest cases in courtrooms across the United States. Fortune 10 tech companies, one of the world’s largest life sciences companies, a pioneering gig economy company, a transportation industry giant and one of the nation’s largest sports organizations all entrust him with their most important fights. His courtroom successes have earned him the title of 2023 Winning Litigator of the Year by the National Law Journal and American Lawyer Litigator of the Year finalist for 2023. American Lawyer cited his “incredible victories” for the NCAA, describing him as a trial lawyer “Playing to Win.”
In the span of less than 10 months across 2022 and 2023, he won three separate high-profile jury trials for the NCAA – including the first to take on claims the NCAA is responsible for concussions and CTE in college football. This victory was recognized as the Courtroom View Network’s Most Impressive Defense Verdict of 2022, American Lawyer Litigator of the Week and the Daily Journal’s Defense Verdict of the Year.
Will’s versatility, strategic acumen and ability to think on his feet separate him as a trial lawyer. He is highly skilled at developing strategy, telling his client’s story and connecting with juries – and he has done it for clients across the tech, finance and life sciences sectors on claims ranging from mass torts, personal injury and False Claims Act cases to antitrust, securities fraud and RMBS litigation. Will tries cases when others fold, settles cases on the most favorable terms, and earns praise from clients for his confident and steady leadership throughout the battle.
A champion of teamwork and inclusion, Will brings a diverse team of top talent to every engagement. He is active in his community and is proud to represent a civil rights organization pro bono in litigation seeking to end discriminatory housing practices in Minnesota.
Will’s passion for obtaining the best possible results for clients is eclipsed only by his commitment to family and his four sons.